Academic profile: B. Fine Arts (Honours) (1973), Rhodes University. Majored in Painting.
Studied under Prof Brian Bradshaw, Prof Rob Brooks, Tom Mathews, Joss Nel and Neil Rodgers.

Diane is married with two grown up sons. Pierre, Diane’s husband is a forester and they have been lucky to have lived in some of the most beautiful parts of the country including Mpumalanga, Southern KwaZulu-Natal and now in Somerset West.

Highlights of Diane’s Career include

2017: Took part in the festival exhibition ‘See the Forest for the Trees’ Part of the annual Woordfees Art Festival in Stellenbosch. The visual arts were curated by Alex Hamilton
Best print and best drawing for SASA annual exhibition
2016: Best print and commended award for SASA annual exhibition
Guest artist of Joshua Miles, Baardskeerdersbos Art Route
2015: Awarded the Best Print at the SASA annual exhibition
Accepted onto the Lessedra International Print Exhibition in Sophia, Bulgaria
Residency at the Cite Internaional Des Arts Paris (July to August)
2014: Prince Albert Art Festival
2013: KKNK
2012: Prince Albert Art Festival
2009 – 2015: Numerous group exhibitions
2009: Prince Albert Gallery. Solo Exhibition. “Karoo Memories”
Cape Gallery. Solo Exhibition. “The Strand Jetty”
2008: Cape Gallery. Solo Exhibition. ‘’A Window to the Past’’
Resident at the Cite International des Arts in Paris during April and May
2007: Cape Gallery. Solo Exhibition. ‘’Verandahs, Doorways and Windows’’
2004, 2005, 2006: SA Society of Artists; annual exhibitions: awarded for best works in acrylic for three consecutive years. Also highly commended for etching on two occasions
* Awarded Fellowship of SA Society of Artists
* Book illustrations for “A Gift for Madiba” by Evelyn Benatar (proceeds to Desmond Tutu’s ‘Children with AIDS’ association)

2004: Cape Gallery. Solo Exhibition
1996 – 1998:
* Watercolour Society of Southern Africa (WSSA)
* Exhibited in National Exhibitions; Johannesburg, Durban, Bloemfontein and Pretoria
* Awarded WSSA Associateship in 1998
*Featured in the Twenty-Second International Ornithological Congress; Birds Art Fair Exhibition. Organised by the Everard Read Gallery August 1998
* SA Society of Artists - Annual Exhibitions achieved Best Water Colour and Best Drawing
1993: Exhibition with Tony Buckland at the NSA Gallery in Durban
1989: Awarded Merit Award in the Members Exhibition at the KwaZulu/Natal Society of Artists (NSA) Gallery, Durban
1988: KwaZulu/Natal Biennale, South Africa. A touring exhibition of the main centres in KwaZulu/Natal. Exhibition organized under the auspices of the Natal Arts Trust
1986: Two paintings on the Association of Arts of South Africa New Signatures Exhibition in Pretoria
1970-1973: Exhibited with the Grahamstown Group. Grahamstown and Port Elizabeth

Public collections include Nelspruit Municipal Gallery and the Borough of Margate in South Africa. A number of works have been incorporated into international private collections and collections throughout South Africa. Diane has also illustrated a number of books, annual reports and technical papers.